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Apparently, you have to subscribe to directv now to watch the DL meets - online is't available. So i had no stream to watch.
How in god's name is a third to last finish for Manzano a seasonal best? Or better yet - how did he and Rupp - earn silver.
Rupp dropped out - what happened?
From the splits - it looks like it went fast.
Someone who watched it - tell me what happened.
Rank Athlete Nation Result
1 KIPLAGAT Silas KEN 03:31.78
2 GEBREMEDHIN Mekonnen ETH 03:31.86
3 CENTROWITZ Matthew USA 03:31.96 PB
4 CHEPSEBA Nixon Kiplimo KEN 03:32.31
5 NDIKU Caleb Mwangangi KEN 03:32.39 SB
6 CHEBOI Collins KEN 03:33.22
7 BIRGEN Bethwell KEN 03:33.25
8 SEUREI Benson KEN 03:33.76
9 GATHIMBA Gideon KEN 03:33.83 SB
10 MANZANO Leonel USA 03:34.08 SB
11 WILLIS Nick NZL 03:34.85
12 KOWAL Yoann FRA 03:39.01
BARUSEI Geofrey KEN DNF
KOMBICH Ismail Kipngetich KEN DNF
RUPP Galen USA DNF
ROTICH Andrew Kiptoo KEN DNS
Kombich, Ismail Kipngetich (KEN)
Kombich, Ismail Kipngetich (KEN)
Ndiku, Caleb Mwangangi (KEN)
Only Chepseba tried to go with the pace makers everyone else sat about 10 meters off them. The chasing pack would have split times been a lot more even than chepseba. Centrowitz finished strongly but coming round the last bend ended up in lane 3 or 4, was a wall of 5 guys the final 100m. I think Rupp dropped out just before the 1k mark, he was never really figuring though.
Based on his Olympic performances, Rupp just didn't have it. The 10k was slow and that worked for him. Otherwise, his performances since then are not impressive. Still, a DNF was not expected. Rupp's problem is worse that anyone could have realized.
Yup an Olympic silver medal s a huge problem. Get real fools, these meets mean little or nothing, if you did the business in London thats all that counts for 2012!
Errrrrrr...false. This is a job for people. It does matter. Maybe not as much for rupp in an off distance, but for sure for people racing their specialty.
Chepseba was the hero. Nobody else in the race had any balls at all. It would have been 3:35 if not for him.
Rupp was in last the whole way. He dropped at about 1150 to save himself from the humiliation of being left behind by the whole pack. He wasn't injured, he was outta dope.
Centrowitz just sat and kicked and got lucky. He probably stole all of Rupp's dope before the race. Normally it is Centrowitz who comes in last. Very suspicious.
YOUR problem is worse than anyone could have realized!
You have managed to add no insight or information but a negative opinion. I hereby sentence you to having to try to keep up with Rupp on one of his easier track workout days. Good luck, friend, good luck.
Unbunch your panties, dood. Negative opinions are all in your head.
I hereby sentence to watch Rupp DNF videos, and nothing else, 24 hours a day, for everyday of the rest of your life. Good luck surviving the vids.
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Centro gets lucky a lot!! At what point can you say he is a great racer? This guy will be scary next year after Alberto trains him for a year.
Alberto will do the smart thing with rupp. He'll analyze whether it was post Olympics let down and if not, pull the plug on the rest of his season.
Rupp was in last the whole way. He dropped at about 1150 to save himself from the humiliation of being left behind by the whole pack. He wasn't injured, he was outta dope. Centrowitz just sat and kicked and got lucky. He probably stole all of Rupp's dope before the race. Normally it is Centrowitz who comes in last. Very suspicious
You're a really sick ignorant fool. Exactly when does Centro come in last. Come up with one meet this entire year.